A Democratic candidate for Washington D.C. City Council who says he was carjacked in broad daylight by masked men in the nation’s capital over the weekend is demanding better community policing to tackle the public safety crisis, exasperated by an increasing trend in young offenders committing violent crimes.
The D.C. Metro Police Department released snippets of surveillance video Tuesday that showed four suspects who were wanted after the broad daylight auto robbery that happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at a gas station in the 4200 block of Nannie Helens Burroughs Avenue, NE.
Nate Fleming, a Democrat attorney running for D.C. Council at-large, tweeted a link to the police video claiming he was the victim of the carjacking. Video shows four masked individuals pull up in a red SUV and quickly jump out. One brandished a gun, pointed it at Fleming and demanded his car keys, according to a statement released by the candidate. Fleming turned over his keys, and the suspects drove off.